Climbing Orchid

Climbing Orchid by Stampin Up

I am not gifted with a green thumb. My brother once told me that if there was a society for the prevention of cruelty to plants he would have no choice but to report me.

I try. I really do. But I think I either don’t give my plants the attention they need or I over love my foliage.

I’ve sought help.  Those who don’t suffer from my affliction offer advice like “try a fertilizer”, “more sun, less sun”, “water more, water less” or “change the soil”. It’s to no avail.

So, I have decided to focus on the flowers I’m good at – those made from paper.

There is no way a real orchid would survive with me as caretaker so I was thrilled to create one  with the Climbing Orchid stamp set and Orchid Builder Framelits Dies.

Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight are the main colours used on this card with a little Old Olive added in for the leaves. Other than the stamped center, I coloured the flower with Stampin’ Blends.

The background features the Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder and the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. If you are looking for a paper workhorse, the wood grains in this package really do it all.

 

 

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Climbing Orchid and Orchid Builder Framelits

A dimensional or two placed between the orchid layers really adds a lot to this card.

 

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Cupcake Celebrations

Hello Cupcake by Stampin Up

 

Hello Cupcake is another great Sale-a-bration option. This set is a Level 1 – free with a $60 order before shipping and taxes.

Have you placed an order and received your free items? To see all your options click here.

And remember if you order is over $300, you will receive an additional $30 in Stampin’ Rewards including exclusive stamp sets if you wish.  That’s at least $60 in products of your choice from the online store. Or, you can put the rewards towards a Starter Kit and enjoy even more products plus a 20% discount on future purchases. For only $135, you will receive $225 in products. Shipping and tax included. And you can add the exclusive Craft & Carry Tote for only $40 more. 

 

Hello Cupcake is a set of 10 photopolymer stamps including three greetings to help you celebrate your special occasions.

For this clean and simple card, I used Flirty Flamingo, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.

 

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Hello Cupcake in Flirty Flamingo

I stamped the teeny, tiny flower from Hello Cupcake in Early Espresso ink onto the “icing” and added a rhinestone to the center of each flower to glitz the card up a bit.

 

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So Simple Lasting Lily

Lasting Lily by Stampin Up

I’m sharing some more of my favourite Sale-a-bration items with you today. The first one is the Lasting Lily stamp set. This set is a Level 2 item free with a $120 purchase pre-tax and shipping.

A set of 16 photopolymer stamps that includes two lilies, two stems, a leaf, a background stamp and a whooping 10 greetings. For best results with this stamp set, place your card stock onto a soft mat like the Stampin’ Pierce Mat before stamping and be sure your pads are not over inked.  As this is a Distinktive set, the stamps give a realistic  image and too much ink prevents clean impressions. 

I also used a second Sale-A-Bration item for this card, the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack. A delicate 1/4″ organdy ribbon, this pack includes five colours. Free with a $60 order while supplies last or until March 31st.

Here are the paper sizes needed for this card:

Whisper White Thick: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, 5-1/4″ x 4″, 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″  and a scrap for the greeting

Pear Pizzazz:  4-1/2″ x 3″

Grapefruit Grove:  4-3/4″ x 3″

 

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Lasting Lily in Grapefruit Grove

I love this new Organdy Ribbon. The combo pack includes five colours – Grapefruit Grove, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather and Lemon Lime Twist

I find myself wanting to hoard this gorgeous ribbon so for this card I used a twist of ribbon rather than a full length.

 

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Home to Roost Direct to Paper Technique

Home to Roost by Stampin Up for Sale A Bration

No one will ever call me a farm girl but the Home to Roost stamp set was at the very top of my Sale-a-bration wish list. I just love this rooster. You can choose to colour him as I did for this card or not. 

Sale-a-bration is a great time to start collecting the Stampin’ Blends Marker Combos.

These markers are high-quality, alcohol-based, dual-tip markers available in lots of exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours. Each colour comes in 2 shades to give you the best blending experience.

Priced at $12 per set, order five sets and you will receive a free Sale-a-bration Level 1 item. For this card, I used Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade, Night of Navy and Crumb Cake to colour the rooster and Basic Black to colour the rhinestones.

This card also uses the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper another great choice for your free Sale-a-bration item. Coloured on one side and black and white on the other, this paper is a beautiful and whimsical option for your card making. 

 

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Home to Roost Direct to Paper

Direct to paper is a technique that skips the stamp. Simply use your ink pad to apply colour directly to your card stock or paper to personalize your projects. 

You can ink up just the edges or use the ink to add a distressed texture to an embossed paper like on this card. No matter which way you apply the ink, start with a light touch. You can always add more ink.

 

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It’s Tea Time!

Tea Together and Tea Time Framelits from Stampin Up

I have to confess that if given the choice between coffee and tea, I will choose coffee every time.

But as a kid, I remember that on Sundays after church we were allowed to drink tea. There was at least as much milk as there was tea in the cup but it was still a big deal.

And tea cup stamps hold a special memory for me as well. The very first card I ever stamped used a tea cup stamp. It will be twenty years in May but I still remember the feeling of accomplishment. I was so proud of that card and amazed that I had made it. I had no idea where my newfound love of paper crafting would take me over the next two decades.

 

During Sale-a-Bration, the Tea Time Framelits are free with a $120 pre-tax and shipping order. And you’ll want to make sure that your order includes the Tea Together stamp set that coordinates with the framelits. 

Mix and match tea cups and teapots with different sized flowers to create elegant cards. Included in the stamp set are three greetings including Happy Mother’s Day.

 

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Tea Time Framelits and Team Together Stamps

I stamped the small flower from the Tea Together stamp set three times onto Watercolor Paper with the Memento Tuxedo Black ink and let dry for a minute or two. Them using an Aqua Painter filled with water, I picked ink up from the stamp pad lids. To prevent the colors from becoming muddy, allow each color to dry before adding the next. As an example. I colored all the flower center in Daffodil Delight and then the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist.  Once the leaves and centers were dry, I colored the flowers – one each in Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral and Balmy Blue.

 

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